When I just can't do it all.

So excited about this print I ordered from Aly! Her blog. Her shop. Check it out!

I can't tell you how many times I've heard it. Laundry can wait. Cleaning can wait. Get on the floor and play with your kids. And I believe it! For the most part, that is. 

Except when we have no more clean underwear, and the laundry must be done. 
Except for when my house is so dirty that it must be cleaned.
Except for when I haven't showered since Saturday, (I wish I was joking) and I simply must wash off the dirt and grime (and spit-up. Who am I kidding?).

I guess I somewhat feel kind of stuck between a rock and a hard place. (I don't even know what that phrase means, it just sounded good, ok?) I know that the most important task I am doing right now is taking care of my babies and begging the Lord to help me as I aid in shaping and molding their hearts to love Him. I know that. But this other stuff? It has to get done too. 

There are times I sit, rocking my fussy baby, dealing with an attention-demanding toddler, tears streaming down my face, and feeling so alone. But I have to believe that in all reality, I'm not alone. I write this so that if you're reading this and you're in the thick of it, you're not alone. If you're reading this and you find yourself here in 6 months, think back--you're not alone. If you're reading this and you cannot relate, chances are someone you know can--let them know they're not alone.

I don't really know how this wraps up. I guess it doesn't, really. I haven't found the perfect balance between everything. I just know that God's Word says that I can be confident that He is working in my life amidst it all--the good and the bad. So Praise His name. :)


  1. You're NOT alone! I don't have much to offer except that I know how you feel, and that I'm right here with you, surviving some moments and thriving in others!
    Just yesterday, I had one dish in the sink, and it feels like I turned around five minutes later and the sink was FULL. I thought, "When does it stop?" - and I know it doesn't. Thankfully, you are so right, and I know God is working. Really, I just try to give myself lots and lots of grace because I don't know what is coming in the next week, much less next hour (as I write this, my son is waking early from his nap due to molars coming in... joy).
    I don't think any of us ever find the perfect balance. We have sweet spots and we have hard spots, and God is there in all of them. That's what we find - we find Him.

  2. Just found your blog! It is beautiful and such an inspiration! You are definitely not alone! Can't wait to read more of your blog!


  3. You are not alone. Not at all. Not only do you have all of us blog readers, rooting for you and ready to support you when you're down. But also, you have God on your side, who will never (ever) abandon you. And... love the print! Phillipians is my favourite book of the Bible. 4:13 is my mantra. :-)